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Displaying 1 - 20 of 63 Lots in Category - Military - World War I
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1935 ANZAC 2d red (mounted) and 1/- black (superb unmounted) John Ash Imprint blocks of 4, Cat $700+. The ACSC states "Imprint blocks of the 1/ are relatively scarce because a proportion of the issue was made to post offices in half-sheets divided along the gutter, thus separating the imprint". (2 blocks)
1935 ANZAC 1/- black Perf 13½x12½ on Thinner Paper BW #165PP(1) block of 4, Cat $11,000++ (£6400++ - mounted - see the footnote below SG 155). Unissued: the issued stamp is Perf 11 on thick paper. Chris Ceremuga Certificate (2012).
The ACSC states this is a "plate proof". Only one sheet of 120 was printed but only part of that sheet survived. [Single examples sold at the Prestige auctions of 11.7.2008 & 19.11.2011 for $1610 & $1552 respectively, and at our auction of 5.3.2015 for $1755. This is the first block we have handled for many years]
C of A - Postal Stationery
A very good mostly unused lot with Postal Cards including Kangaroo 1d to a POW in Germany & KGV 1d violet punctured 'OS/NSW' (used), Letter Cards including KGV 1d 'TROOPS on board/TRANSPORT' (bow; 'A25' excised) x2 and 2d scarlet 'GOVERNMENT HOUSE/PERTH' & 'GPO HOBART' (used), a superb KGV 1d 'MILITARY ENVELOPE' with 'AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE' at the base, etc, generally fine to very fine.
No longer available
C of A - Postal Stationery - Envelopes
MILITARY: KGV Sideface 1d 'AIF ABROARD' ACSC #ME3B (flap stuck) & 'AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE/ ABROAD' #ME5A, unused, Cat $600.
C of A - First Day Covers
ERIC WILLIAM OGDEN: 1965 Sir John Monash 5d tied to screenprinted cover by 'NORTHCOTE/23JE65/VIC' cds.
C of A - Postal History
Balance of collection including 1902 inwards from GB with Melbourne 'REFUSED/ON ACCOUNT/OF TAX' h/s and Victoria 1d & 2d Postage Dues (front only), 1912 NSW Railway Refreshment Rooms & Jenolan Caves Hotel advertising envelope with 'JENOLAN CAVES' cds, PPC used with NSW 1d & Queensland ½d combination franking, KGV frankings including 2d red with 'OS' puncture on SA Education Dept cover & 4½d violet on 1930 flight cover, 1953 with red 'EXPRESS' label, 1963 1/2d Thylacine on Philip Island (Vic) tourist cover, KGV 1d red postal cards noted two with 'PASSED' censor cachets, condition quite variable; then quantity of 1938-66 Kangaroo ½d orange ** in larger blocks noted Double Perf In Left Margin strips of 10 x2, a few Framas, etc, plus SAFE Signoscope and some literature including Rosenblum 'Stamps of the Commonwealth of Australia' (1966). Weighs 4kg.
1915 to "Lt BF Rowe, c/- Thomas Cooks & Sons, Cairo" with KGV 1d red, re-directed to London by the forwarding agents with 'COOK'S POST OFFICE/CAIRO/6-X-15' cds on face (plus b/s) where re-addressed to "Meynell Hospital/8 Lennox Gardens/London", couple of minor blemishes. [Presumably Lt Rowe was wounded on Gallipoli and evacuated to England]
1915-16 covers & postcards with Tasmanian censor h/s 'CH 1/...' of Hobart in purple, in black & in blue (distorted), 'CL 2/...' of Launceston in violet, and with '2' Removed in blue & in violet.
1916 1916 (Aug 30) cover endorsed "Letter for Germany enclosed/fromH Wacker prisoner of war/released on parole", to Deutsche Hilfsverein (= German Aid) in Sweden with KGV 1d red x3 (½d convenience overpayment), violet/white censor label & unusually with French censor label & cachet, Stockholm arrival b/s.
1917 registered to Michigan, USA with lovely three-colour franking KGV ½d green, 1d red & 4d lemon (ACSC #110B; Cat $600 on cover) tied 'PETERSBURG/MR1/17/S.A' squared-circle also struck on large blank red 'R' label alongside, censored with 'PASSED' cachet on face, Adelaide and 'SEATTLE' b/s. PO 31.12.1880; renamed Peterborough 1.7.1918. [During World War I, many Germanic placenames were anglicised or otherwise changed]
1918 (Feb 21) Mercury window-faced envelope with Rough Paper 1d red tied by superb strike of the rare 'HELP TO WIN THE WAR/BUY WAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATES/ELIGIBLES ENLIST' slogan of Hobart. Previously recorded only for Melbourne & Brisbane.
1918 to Holland with Kangaroos Third Wmk 2d grey x2 and KGV 1d red tied Sydney 'JE21' machine cancel paying double 2½d foreign rate, re-sealed with Sydney 'OPENED BY CENSOR' black on white label, partial '26.8.18' arrival b/s.
1919 (Mar 27) cover to the Red Cross in Geneva endorsed "Letter for enemy country", Kangaroo 3d tied by Sydney machine cancel, very fine strike of the scarce boxed 'PASSED BY/CENSOR SD/...' h/s with Smaller Text.
C of A - Military - World War I
WORLD WAR I: 1915 British 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE' Honour Envelope to Forth, Tasmania with '4TH AUST INF/BGDE/10-X-15/ FIELD/PO' cds, on arrival Launceston 'CL2/[crown]/PASSED BY/CENSOR' double-ring cachet in violet applied on face, minor blemishes. [Enclosed letter headed "Gallipoli Peninsula/Oct 8th 1915" mentions "...just now we are out of the trenches for a spell after a month of them" and rather ironically predicts "... the job [will be] finished so far as the Eastern Front is concerned ..." and "We will all be home for Christmas": the decision to evaculate Gallipoli was made in November 1915 and completed by 20.12.1915, and is considered as tactically the most (only?) successful part of the whole operation; those evacuated spent Christmas on Lemnos Island, Greece]
1915 (c.) May Gibbs Gumnut Babies 'The/Girls/I left/behind/me' (marching off to war), 'Hope you're still going strong' (tennis), 'We're still/above water!' (surfing on a gumleaf), 'I'm still at the same old game!' (cards) & 'We like Australia' (postally used); also plain backs - originals, not modern reproductions - 'A Bottlebrush Babie' (sic; toned on the reverse) & 'Flannel Flower Babies' & 'Flannel/Flower/Babies/Grow/in Australia/(They bring love)' x2, unused.
1915-17 different patriotic artist cards by Maisie Carte, some soiling.
NEW ZEALAND: Small group including Maori real photo cards x3, 'RMS Makura' real photo, 'RMS Marama' WWI Allies War Relief Fund concert triplet cards x3 different each with top panel showing Union Steamship Co view of Grand Canyon and the lower panels listing the program, etc, a few with minor blemishes.
KENYA UGANDA & TANGANYIKA - MAFIA ISLAND: 1915 (Jan) 'G.R./MAFIA' Handstamp in Reddish Violet on 4h green & 7½h carmine SG M2C & 3C (Michel 2b & 3b) marginal example from the base of the sheet, unmounted, Cat £425 (mounted) or €1400 (unmounted). Separate Chris Ceremuga Certificates (2000).
SOUTH WEST AFRICA: 1917 ½d Postal Card with 'KARIBIB' cds and '105' censor, two 1919 German Postal Cards to Swakopmund both with 'PASSED BY CENSOR' English & bilingual cachets, 1924 Germany PPC to Windhuk with South African overprinted ½d & 1d Postage Dues, postmarks including two with Railways ovals (one on 4d 'SWA' overprint Registration Envelope alongside 'ARIAMSVLEI' cachet), 'EXHIBITION' and 'MARIENTAL' altered German-era cds, 1936 1d 'SWA' Postal Card uprated for 6d airmail rate to Germany, etc, condition variable.
COCOS ISLANDS - Postal History
1914 (June) German real photo 'SM Kleiner Kreuzer Emden.../im Golf van Bengalen 22 Sept 1914', used aboard a German ship in 1915; and Ward Lock & Co artist card 'HMAS Sydney Engaging the German Cruiser Emden', used under cover, small defects.